Everything in the room was geometric, straight. The wallpaper, a blur of triangles – white, three shades of grey, and amber – set the tone. Close up, the shapes were hypnotic, but as a backdrop they became a blend that accented the sharp, minimal, functional Ikea furniture (all in white, grey and black). There were no concessions to anything remotely spherical except in the rug before the wood-burner: a pattern of three interlocking circles, like an unfinished Olympic flag, an orange ring echoing the amber triangles on the wall. It was a room you wanted to take an eraser to.
23rd May, 2017 – 99 words